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Beastly by Alex Flinn
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Aug 13, 10

bookshelves: romance, fantasy
Read on August 12, 2010

Beastly is one of those simple, fun, fast reads, that I seem addicted to. As a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast (my least favorite of the Disney stories) I was unsure, but it ended up just swell. I read it in practically one sitting, smiling at how neat and perfect it was. A little too perfect, I'll admit. That was one of the things that annoyed me. I felt like everything was ridiculously overblown. The beginning was nearly excruciating with how unrealistically cruel and shallow the main character, Kyle, was. No teenager I know, not even the most hateful of the jerks, would ever talk the way he talked. The dialogue throughout the book, in fact, was awful. Not awful enough to make me dislike the book, but enough to annoy me. And I hated Lindy (belle) terribly. The was one of those overexcited, squealing girls, who throughout the book would continue saying on how 'she'd never done that before' 'she'd never been on a sled' 'she'd never been carried' 'she'd never been given a flower' 'she'd never been'--Okay, I could continue on all day. I'm simply saying, I hated everyone in the book. So, you ask, why did you give it three stars? Well, it was merely for the fact that it was hard to set down, and addictingly fun. And for that reason, I'll probably end up reading more of her books...
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